1/29/2012

THE DRAGONS - Whoa Yeah!

THE DRAGONS Whoa Yeah!/Wasted Days And Wasted Nights 7'' 2000
Produced by The Dragons.
The Dragons: J. Lucas: drums / K-C Horne: guitars / M. Escovedo: guitars, vocals / S. Rodriguez: bass.
The Dragons formed in 1991 in their hometown of San Diego, CA. Fronted by Mario Escovedo, the youngest in the long line of the famous Escovedo clan (Alejandro from The Nuns and Rank n’ File, Coke from Santana, Pete from Azteca, Sheila E from Prince’s band, and Javier from The Zeros), the band excelled at a brand of whiskey-soaked, dirty, glammy rock n’ roll made all their own, but influenced by The New York Dolls, Hanoi Rocks, The Wildhearts and the Rolling Stones. Touring continuously, opening for bands ranging from X to The Hellacopters and receiving critical acclaim at numerous SXSW music festivals led the band to a large underground fan base. Touring Japan with Guitarwolf opened the band to a wider audience internationally, where they promoted their 3 full-length albums released on Junk Records. They also released a (now out of print) 7” on Gearhead Records, prior to signing with the label called "Whoa Yeah".
In 2003, they signed with Gearhead Records, and released "Sin Salvation" featuring an ode to famous DJs John Peel and Rodney Bingenheimer called ”Dirty Bomb”, which was also released as a single with a non-LP b-side.
THE DRAGONS Dirty Bomb/Save A Smile 7'' 2004
The Dragons: J. Lucas: drums / K-C Horne: guitars / M. Escovedo: guitars, vocals / S. Rodriguez: bass.
Produced by The Dragons & A. Reverberi.
In 2004, Gearhead reissued their record "Rock n Roll Kamikaze", remixed, remastered and with 5 extra tracks from the original Junk recording sessions. Set to open for The Wildhearts on their first national tour of the US in 2004, that tour fell through when The Wildhearts were invited by The Darkness to open for them.
The Dragons called in quits in 2005 after the group decided it was time to puruse other interests. Today Mario fronts his own Tex-Mex band The Mario Escovedo Experience, and lead guitarist Ken Horne plays with The Bronx.Source

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9 commentaires:

MIDNIGHT RAMBLER a dit…

THE DRAGONS: "Woah Yeah!" 7", 2000 & "Dirty Bomb" 7", 2004.

So Cal punk & rollers the Dragons were fronted by Mario Escovedo, the youngest sibling of musicians Alejandro and Javier Escovedo. Javier, of L.A. punk legends the Zeros ( and later with Alejandro in the True Believers), bought his teenage kid brother his first guitar on Sunset Strip, paving the way for Mario's rock 'n' roll future...

Rockandre a dit…

Wonderful!Thanks for this one, Rambler. Long live the Escovedo family!

Capitain Poon a dit…

The kings of R'n'R. Thanks for share Patrick

trgec a dit…

Cheers...nice post as usual,I've got already almost every release by band...it's really good,all of them!But,I still looking for some other titles and it would be great if You post'em...the mighty Crumbs and their S/T album the other one of course not one with sogs All Style,Sheakspeare,etc...and Electric Frankenstain We Will Bury You!Maybe someone also could help with link...All the best and thanks for shawn good will!

MIDNIGHT RAMBLER a dit…

The first Dragons album issued only vinyl (Impossible Records) will be post soon ...

dani b a dit…

Great band, Thanks!

dave p a dit…

that first vinyl only album's a great album.that never seems to get a mention.dont think it was listed in their discog on their site even.great that its gonna get an airing here. still lookin for that SACRED HEARTS LP (MLP?).Beginning to wonder if it even exists!!
thanks for your great blog as usual

Anonyme a dit…

SACRED HEARTS LP (MLP?)

urban legend
mike

MIDNIGHT RAMBLER a dit…

I agree with Mike, The Sacred Hearts lp or mini lp is a legend ! I only know the EP posted here !